Grace Gilbert

The Shakespeares – Scenes From a Marriage

The Shakespeares – Scenes From a Marriage

★★★☆☆   Yesteryear once more:
Storyboard Theatre’s The Shakespeares – Scenes from a Marriage goes over the well-trodden ground of the private life of that writer from Stratford. Even if nothing new surfaces, there is enough interesting acting to hold the attention.

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

★★★☆☆ Reflective:
There is a kernel of emotional and poetic truth to Lest We Forget, the latest offering from writer-director James Beagon and Aulos Productions in the Studio at St Augustines. However, its effect is dissipated in a reworking of familiar themes and a setting that fails to do justice to its ambition.

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Women of the Mourning Fields

Women of the Mourning Fields

★★★★☆ Ambitious history:
History is told by the writers, not the participants. That’s the message at the heart of this fascinating piece from Aulos Productions in which the forgotten women of Rome finally have their say.

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A Touch of Danger

A Touch of Danger

★★★☆☆ Satisfying thriller:
Short on genuine thrills but consistently enjoyable, the Edinburgh Makars’ production of Francis Durbridge’s A Touch of Danger is a somewhat contrived thriller made more interesting by considered performances.

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